Sukhoi Superjet 100 "Aeroflot" made its first scheduled flight from Moscow to St. Petersburg, bringing back Russian Ministerial Economic Forum. ITAR-TASS. Flight to ship, named in honor of pilot Michael Vodopiyanov lasted a little over an hour.
Among the passengers of the first flight Superjet became Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Ivanov, Minister of Economic Development Elvira Elvira, the president of the United Aircraft Corporation Mikhail Pogosyan, the general director of "Aeroflot" Vitaly Saveliev, deputy head of the Ministry of Transport and former general director of "Aeroflot" Valery Okulov.
Other tickets for the flight sold as usual. The plane, according to agency reports, was almost full, and most of the passengers were flying to St. Petersburg Economic Forum.
During the flight, Ivanov inspected the plane, looking to the bathroom. "More than a business class", — stated the vice-premier. Earlier it was reported that the first Sukhoi Superjet 100 "Aeroflot" will receive a minimum configuration, but ordered them in an improved configuration. In particular, the data found on ships one toilet less than anticipated carrier.
"Aeroflot" just ordered 30 Superjet 100 aircraft, which will replace the Tu-134.
It is worth noting that the first production Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft was handed over to the Armenian "Armavia" still April 12. On April 21 airliner, named "Yuri Gagarin", made its first commercial flight from Yerevan to Moscow.
Sukhoi Superjet 100 is designed to carry up to 98 passengers at a distance of 4.4 thousand kilometers. The first flight of Superjet 100 made in May 2008.